|Worlds of Fun's major draws are Prowler (a very good GCI woodie), Black Mamba (a Morgan hyper), and Patriot (a B&M invert). You should probably hit Prowler first thing as it draws a big crowd (but be sure to come back for a night ride), then move on to the other two. The remaining coasters are "standard issue," but Spinning Dragons can be fun, and Timber Wolf (a rough old woodie) has its fans. |
The park has a wide assortment of flat rides. The standouts are Finnish Fling (a Rotor) and Cyclone Sam's (a well-themed, indoor Wipeout with fun lighting and sound effects--definitely worth riding). There's a shot tower (Detonator) and and old-school "bouncy-bouncy" ride (Fjord Fairlane). Those looking for something a bit tamer would probably enjoy the park's railroad and La Taxi Tour (an antique-car ride).
Guests can find relief on hot, humid summer days on the park's water rides: Monsoon (a splash boat ride that's a bit tricky to find), Fury of the Nile (river rapids), and Viking Voyager (a decent flume ride with Viking ships). Or they could hit the Oceans of Fun water park, which is a separate gate (joint admission tickets are available).
|The park offers standard Cedar "fare," with the usual assortment of franchise food stands: Cinnabon, Subway, and Panda Express. Those looking for something a bit different might enjoy a beer and a burger at the All-Stars Grill, where they can also catch a ballgame. Coasters, Cedar Fair's own "franchise" eatery for burger, fries, onion rings, and shakes, is available, and you can get brisket and ribs at the Battle Creek Barbeque.|
|WOF begins weekend operations in mid-April, is open all week from mid-May through August, and is open on weekends from September to October. The park usually opens around 10:00 or 11:00 am, and stays open as late as midnight on Saturdays in June and July. Be sure to check the park's calendar: http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/hours/wof.cfm.|
Oceans of Fun operates from Memorial Day Weekend (late May) to Labor Day Weekend (early September). The park opens at 10:00 or 11:00 am and stays open as late a 8:00 pm on Saturdays in June and July. Be sure to check the park's calendar: http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/hours/oof.cfm.
|Established Seasonal Events|
|WOF's Opening Day Campout gives guests the opportunity to be the first to ride Prowler before the park officially begins operations for the season.|
The park also offers Snoopy's Hot Summer Lights during the summer.
Halloween Haunt events occur Friday - Sunday from late September through Halloween
Get the details here: http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/planning/events.cfm.
|Access & Location|
|WOF is located at 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64161, just off I-435. Kansas City Intl. Airport is about 20 miles way, and the train station (Amtrak service) is about 15 miles away. The park is also serviced by Metro Bus.|
|Worlds of Fun Village is located adjacent to the park and offers cottages, cabins, and RV sites, along with a swimming pool and convenience store. The villlage also offers a discount for members of the Good Neighbor Sam Club and discount park tickets.|
There is the usual assortment of chain hotels near the park, as well.
|Virtual Queue Options|
|In 2012, Worlds of Fun implemented their "Fast Lane" (skip the line) service. |
|The park's shows include British Invasion music, Charlie Brown's Hoedown, old television shows, 1980s and '90s rock, and trained dogs doing the usual adorable dog tricks. The Peanuts characters are also available for photo ops.|